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NWS Weather Festival set for Saturday in Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE — The U.S National Weather Service will host a weather festival at its Brownsville office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday focused...

Dinosaurs take center stage at Brownsville zoo

“Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” a limited-run exhibit featuring some of the largest and most breathtaking animatronic dinosaurs the zoo has ever hosted, is now...

A BISD Tradition: Fiesta Folklorica opens Charro Days festivities

Hundreds of Brownsville families turned out Monday for Fiesta Folklorica, the Brownsville Independent School District's beloved dance festival at the beginning of Charro Days. The...

Cultural Literacy: Valley author shares ‘Cascarones’ with Gear Up students at FESTIBA

Hundreds of Rio Grande Valley middle school students got to hear from an author speaking their own language Wednesday morning at The Arts Center...

Gladys Porter Zoo’s new giraffe named ‘Rocket’

"Rocket" was chosen in honor of SpaceX and the aerospace activities coming to the Brownsville area.

First woman elected to BISD school board dies

Sudie Blackburn, the first woman elected to the Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees, who pushed for the integration of black students from...

South Texas ISD given high marks

The South Texas Independent School District and all six of its campuses are among the best in Texas and the nation, according to the...

TSC launches scaffold-building program

Texas Southmost College has launched a fast-track certification program for industrial scaffold builders that officials hope is a first step in the Rio Grande...

IDEA-U to offer scholarships to DACA students

IDEA Public Schools has received a grant that will enable its IDEA-U online university to educate, support and grant degrees to 1,000 DACA students...

Bishop: ‘Be more conscious of how we treat each other’

Bishop Daniel Flores of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville boiled the meaning of Lent down to three central ideas aimed at helping people...